Énergir announces the sale of its stake in HydroSolution

November 28, 2012 - Press releases

Montreal, November 28, 2012 - Énergir, through its subsidiary, Énergir Plus, announced today the sale of its entire stake in HydroSolution which rents a large number of electric water heaters. The sale, to a subsidiary of Groupe Confort Inc. for the sum of about $45.5 million, will yield a profit of approximately $14.6 million.

"The transaction is consistent with Énergir's strategy which is focused on the distribution, transportation and production of energy in Quebec and Vermont, and it will also improve Énergir's cash position," said Sophie Brochu, President and CEO of Énergir.

Based on its core strengths in natural gas distribution and transportation in Quebec, Énergir focuses on promising activities and projects in areas such as electrical power generation and distribution in Vermont, wind power generation in Quebec and Vermont and natural gas fuel for transportation.

About Énergir

With almost $5 billion in assets, Énergir is a leading energy provider. It is the largest natural gas distribution company in Quebec, where its 10,000-km underground network of pipelines serves 300 municipalities and more than 185,000 customers. Énergir is also present in Vermont, producing electricity and distributing electricity and natural gas to cater to the needs to some 300,000 customers. Énergir is actively involved in the development of innovative, sustainability-oriented energy projects such as the production of wind power, the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and the development of biomethane as a renewable energy source. Énergir is committed to ensuring the satisfaction of its customers, providing support to businesses, local organizations, families and communities, and meeting the needs of its partners (Énergir inc. and Valener) and employees. www.gazmetro.com

Source : Énergir

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